This year’s Cork City Marathon winners will be getting new wooden medals
It’s all about making Cork a greener city.
The organisers behind the Cork City Marathon on Sunday, June 4th have announced that finishers of this year’s events will receive wooden medals instead of the traditional metal style.
Race Project Manager Julie Sebode from Davis Events Agency says it’s part of their overall drive to improve sustainability:
“We’re working with an Irish company to provide these special mementos that are more environmentally friendly,” said Sebode.
“Each event’s medal has a particular design and they look brilliant. We’re really proud to join other Irish events which have led the way on this switch away from metal and I’m sure they will be proudly worn by everyone who crosses the finish line on the day.”
The change to wooden medals is part of a range of measures taken to reduce Cork City Marathon’s impact on the environment, including putting tickets, the race programme, all maps and forms online to save paper, as well as giving participants the opportunity to have a tree planted in their name rather than receiving a t-shirt to remember the occasion.
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Official water partner Ishka Irish Spring Water is also providing bottles of water that are fully recyclable, including their caps and labels.
The full marathon and 10k will begin on St Patrick’s Street while the half marathon runners will start their course from Monahan Road, and all runners will have the opportunity to soak up the special experience of crossing the finish line on St Patrick’s Street.
Registrations for all events are already up 20 percent on last year’s figure and ticket sales will close at midnight on Tuesday, May 30th at corkcitymarathon.ie.